Journal of Nursing Education

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Syllabus Selections: Innovative Learning Activities

Deborah A. Raines, PhD, RN

  • Journal of Nursing Education. 2007;46(5)
  • Posted May 1, 2007

Abstract

Using the Blackboard Platform—More Than a Course Site

This article describes an innovative use of the Blackboard platform to provide a source of information and a sense of presence and connection among students admitted to an accelerated, second-degree baccalaureate (BSN) program. The Internet and, specifically, course platforms such as Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, and others have become popular for course delivery in today’s universities. Although most faculty are familiar with the use of these platforms for teaching, the platforms have the potential to serve other functions as well. We have developed a virtual community on Blackboard to fulfill a need expressed by students accepted into our accelerated BSN program. [more...]

Abstract

Using the Blackboard Platform—More Than a Course Site

This article describes an innovative use of the Blackboard platform to provide a source of information and a sense of presence and connection among students admitted to an accelerated, second-degree baccalaureate (BSN) program. The Internet and, specifically, course platforms such as Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, and others have become popular for course delivery in today’s universities. Although most faculty are familiar with the use of these platforms for teaching, the platforms have the potential to serve other functions as well. We have developed a virtual community on Blackboard to fulfill a need expressed by students accepted into our accelerated BSN program. [more...]

Using the Blackboard Platform—More Than a Course Site

This article describes an innovative use of the Blackboard platform to provide a source of information and a sense of presence and connection among students admitted to an accelerated, second-degree baccalaureate (BSN) program. The Internet and, specifically, course platforms such as Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, and others have become popular for course delivery in today’s universities. Although most faculty are familiar with the use of these platforms for teaching, the platforms have the potential to serve other functions as well. We have developed a virtual community on Blackboard to fulfill a need expressed by students accepted into our accelerated BSN program. [more...]

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